Which Queer Woman Filmmaker Are You?

Queer women have been making movies since movies have existed*. Trust me, I’ve watched hundreds of movies by and about queer women. But film culture at large has been slower to recognize these women in the ways they deserve. Yes, this means awards and restorations and scholarly respect. But it also means the fun stuff! Criterion releases! Mondo posters! Rides at Universal Studios!

Unfortunately, I do not have the power to commission the Mondo Desert Hearts poster of my dreams, but I do have the power to make a personality quiz that tells you which queer woman filmmaker you are! Think of this as a personality quiz that comes with film recs.

*While her personal life is far less explicit than say Dorothy Arzner a few decades later, I ascribe to a queer reading of first ever narrative filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché.

Which Queer Woman Filmmaker Are You?

You finally get the courage to ask your crush their sun sign. What answer are you hoping for?(Required)
Three day weekend! What are you doing?(Required)
Pick an Autostraddle t-shirt.(Required)
You find out your girlfriend cheated on you. What do you do?(Required)
Pick a gay male filmmaker.(Required)
Who’s the first person you tell important news to?(Required)
Do you like oysters?(Required)
What’s your dream home?(Required)
Pick a lesbian literary classic.(Required)
What are your Pride plans?(Required)

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Drew Burnett Gregory

Drew is a Brooklyn-based writer, filmmaker, and theatremaker. She is a Senior Editor at Autostraddle with a focus in film and television, sex and dating, and politics. Her writing can also be found at Bright Wall/Dark Room, Cosmopolitan UK, Refinery29, Into, them, and I Heart Female Directors. She was a 2022 Outfest Screenwriting Lab Notable Writer and a 2023 Lambda Literary Screenwriting Fellow. She is currently working on a million film and TV projects mostly about queer trans women. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Yeeesssss!! Played for Nicole Conn and got Nicole Conn!!

    Weirdly, I don’t remember that much straight-woman-chasing in her films…I guess I just assumed that because everyone wore high-waisted jeans and cried during sex they were full blown lesbians?!

    • Ha! Well, we can debate their sexuality, but she does love a good “oh no I’m married to a man and have never even considered kissing a lady but I want to kiss that lady!” storyline.

  2. Sorry, I’m not going to play w/ that “required” astrology question. As I said on the T-shirt question, “You Do You”, but am not into stars-control-our-fate stuff.

  3. lol at the first question being about astrology — and my answer being, “well, i don’t care or know what the stereotypes assigned to each sign are so i’ll just say she’s the same sign as me” and MY SIGN ISN’T EVEN AN OPTION. Nobody wants their crush to be a Cancer????

    sorry i couldn’t finish this quiz drew lol

  4. I’m an outdoorsy gay – that is absolutely correct. The cute mini cottage and the last romantic country home really made choosing hard! I have never had oysters but I don’t think I’ll like them.

    What I really hope when my crush talks about their horoscope is that she does not believe in them. That would be the best option for me.

  5. I answered as truthfully as possible (I mean, no Libra pffff) and got Alice Wu ! Super stoked.
    If I ever met her in real life I’d definitely follow her around so, if you can’t date them, be them !

  6. I did this being like “yeah, there’s no way this one is going to be accurate” but then I got the wachowskis and the answer was like “you like fantasy and also your online friends and like to stay at home and are definitely kinky” and I feel very called out. also, jupiter ascending is a fantastic movie and one of the bits on the inspiration board of the medieval fantasy movie I’m going to make someday when I have a billion dollars

  7. listen i love the quizzes and appreciate the work that goes into making them…
    next time plz an option to skip the questions that require you to know things about astrology?

  8. Me: Let it be Céline let it be Céline let it be Céline.
    Got the Wachowskis though and the description is spot-on. Kinky fantasy nerd? Me. Although I am a stereotypical grandma in a young nonbinary person’s body when it comes to tech stuff.

  9. Alice Wu! I’m happy with that and indeed the description fits me

    Fun fact, that second house (the futuristic looking one) was designed by an architect that is currently designing my mom’s workshop (they are friends), so this was a cool unexpected coincidence :D

  10. Hah, I was definitely wearing my Queer as Fuck autostraddle shirt while taking this. I don’t really watch movies so I have no idea who any of these people are, but the Wachowski sister description works!

  11. “ You’re Céline Sciamma!
    Romantic and confident with an artistic flare, your life is one of quiet drama. You like to keep your feelings inside, but when you do open up, it’s magic.”
    YEEES I love Céline Sciamma! And this description is incredibly accurate 💚

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